by Melbourne Practitioner
Well the event happened in a beautiful
park land called Westerfolds Park in Templestowe in Melbourne.
park is an Aborigine Art Gallery called Mia Mia , which means shelter ,It sits
on top of the hill and overlooks the picturesque Yarra River Parklands.
McKinnon the owner kindly donated this beautiful Manor to hold the Global Mission
to Rescue the Falun Gong Orphans(GMR) Festival .
Colins aim was to set up the
Gallery and have Aborigine artists from all over Australia come to a space where
they could have a place to show their work and also have an environment where
they could create and reflect a pocket of their dreaming area.
the artists and is constantly associating with the Government to protect the artists
work , he believes the work should be kept sacred . This is one of the reasons
why he was so generous in offering the place for the festival as his heart is
in the right place and in his life he shows compassion and thought for others
Being practioners and hearing about the Falun Gong Orphans we dearly wanted
to help, These other cultures knew also of persecution in their cultures in different
ways , so it was a great place to hold the festival at the Mia Mia which means
shelter.and bring the nations together in exclusive environment .To bring the
awareness to the Australian people of this horrific situation and give them the
opportunity to help.
The festival brought together different cultures on
the day . The main stage setting was beautiful in itself , it was a raised decking
with grand old trees in the background the quality of the musicians was great
and having the outdoor setting and beautiful weather was a bonus.
was a delight with her presentation skills and her relaxed manner in addressing
the auction and introducing the artists . She is one of Australias leading specialists
and Media identities.
Leading up to the festival we were supported also by
Bev Brock who is also one of Australias leading Charity workers..
Australia which is hosted by Bert Newton , became involved and called GMR to do
an interview on Network Ten .
Bev Brock went on the morning show and relayed
the message across the nation about the festival and its purpose .
On the day
on the main stage we had a variety of cultures ,performing , Aborigine groups.
Ukrainian, African, Celtic, Polynesian, Vietnemese, Falun Dafa dancers - singers
, Aussie Bush Band, Chinese Lion Dance ,and Australian cabaret singer
the childrens tent there was plenty of action with well known music man Paul Jamieson,
Mojo The Clown , Jason Vaughan, Minghui School, Petals of Peace , Kite Making
,Face Painters ,a local school band from Eltham, so it was a very vibrant day
for the children.
stands for Global Mission to Rescue the Practioners- their children who have become
orphans because of the persecution. How could a Government kill their own people
and children for believing in truth compassion and endurance . The worlds people
are crying out for these principles to have faith again, in themselves and others
, and now Falun Dafa is now practiced in over 70 countries in the world and growing
GMR is an international non profit ,human rights organization
that was developed by a group of volunteers who were concerned with the ongoing
persecution of Falun Gong GMR was first formed in Nov 2002 GMR has 18 branches
in North America ,Europe , Australia and Asia.
The mission of GMR is to raise
awareness and to get practioners, orphans out of china
All proceeds will
directly go to the GMR rescue FLG children fund in order to rescue the victimised
children and provide them with a quality living and educational environment The
children have been the most innocent victims of the chinese communists party s
relentless policy of oppression and brutal persecution of Falun Gong.
to government officilals, congressman in America there have been 20 Falun Gong
practioners united with their families.in America.
The whole world is condeming
China on this issue .The ultimate goal of GMR vision is to focus on rescuing victimized
children and provide them with quality living and education.
In order to save
the children the following objectives must be accomplished being a short term
medium term and long term objectives.
There has been documented 20 children
who have lost both their parents and 20 children who have lost one parent and
the other in prison.
The children will be housed in boarding schools and
have a caring invironment .
Then the key is to transport the children out of
china to America.
GMR has given recogniition to congressman , senators and
NGO groups in the US with the consience and courage award for their kindness to
rescue Falun Gong practioners.
The children are the most vulnerable victims
of the persecution.
Their parents are being murdered , the children are left
with no one , as there relatives are to scared to care for them as they fear for
The CCP are relentless in their torture to the whole country and
its people everything is hidden and Falun Gong practioners are never seen again
Even the children and students who dont practice are forced to go out
and hand out proper ganda material
AS a human rights organization GMR believes
in helping these children to become good citizens promote good values in life
and bring others awareness.
Recent progress in Australia a very successful
concert in Sydney Charity Festival in Melbourne Concert in New York and Boston
various press conferences , bike ride campaignes parades in ny Press conference
at United Nations Assembly.
Postcard campaign to President Bush.
you can help
Tell friends , family about the persecution Make donations
to _ GMR rescue FLG children fund PO Box 313 Chelsea 3196.
letters to your MPS .Senators .Prime Minister, UN Commission on Human rights.
Original article date: 24/Jan/2006